EMIRATES HUMANITARIAN CITY, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)
Evacuation and Resettlement Efforts –
The Black Feather Foundation (TBFF) continues to be a pivotal leveraging arm in the refugee resettlement process. We are a member of the Afghan Evac Coalition and work directly with the State Department Task Force in Abu Dhabi, as well as the embassies and consulates of other countries, working diligently toward the safe resettlement of the Afghan refugee population. In coordinated efforts with Mercury One, we provide direct, non-government support for families in Emirates Humanitarian City, who are still in transition and awaiting approval for resettlement to the United States or other cooperating countries. Intimately aware of the complex process in applying for asylum, the foundation continues to aid those with valid cases and applications for Legal Permanent Residents, Special Immigrant Visas, and others.
CHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED by COMBINING HEALTH, EDUCATION and SPORTS (COACHES)
The Black Feather Foundation’s newest initiative, COACHES, is focused on the acclimation of the children to their new communities. The youngest of the Refugees are discovering a new country, a new language, new foods, new educational systems, and an entirely new culture. To ease the transition, COACHES will provide a softer transition, encouraging children and families through participation in sports.
*Proven to be a critical component of productivity, children who are engaged in sports are less likely to be in trouble, more likely to be positive members of their communities. According to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the benefits of youth sports provide not only physical health, but also, mental, social, and educational success (Health.gov). This positive synergy of engagement for the children will also engage families, bringing communities together through common desire to support children and their lifelong success.
* PCSFN Science Board. (2020, September 17). Benefits of Youth Sports. *Health.gov.
Food Distribution Program –
The Black Feather Foundation in partnership with the Azimi Foundation, helped to distribute nearly $90,000 in food and fuel supplies to vulnerable Afghan families and orphanages in Afghanistan in 2022. The Black Feather Foundation no longer participates in this endeavor, but continues to help Afghans in other capacities.
The Black Feather Foundation is a 501c(3) charitable tax exempt organization est. 2021.